Thanksgiving 2018 – Team TLC and The Romano Duo Plus Robert

November 22 2018:

Thankful for this. Two of my greatest teachers in this life. Helping open my eyes, mind, and heart to true knowing. Busting me loose from the confines of judgments and conformity and helping me learn about unconditional love!! Hallelujah!!! 🧡🧡🧡

Got treated with a virgin Bloody Mary and vegan turkey loaf, just for me. Cranberry sauce (made by Thomas), green bean casserole, and sweet potato to go with it. Got to lounge and begin reading this great book a friend bought for me last September. 🍁🧡🍁🧡🍁🧡

Team TLC + The Romano Duo + Robert …. and turkey just the way I like it! Cute, wee stuffed animal turkey!! 🧡🍁🧡🍁🧡

Team TLC + The Romano Duo + my brother Robert. We used to watch this every year with Mom and Frank before they moved 3 years ago. We switched to watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”; which we’ll watch tomorrow.🧡🍁🧡🍁🧡🍁

Just had to give these cuties their own post! Especially with The Romano Duos cozy abode as backdrop! I enjoyed just sitting in this spot, reading, resting my eyes (hehehe), and enjoying a Frank special virgin Bloody Mary.

The Beauty of All Individual Personalities and Souls by Camilla Downs

November 4 2018:

Still combing through the years of drafts saved on my blog! At least I’m in 2014 now! Hahaha!

(Thomas at Galena Creek Camp 2014)

The Beauty of All Individual Personalities and Souls

**THROWBACK POST**

February 19 2014:

When I picked up Thomas from school recently, he told me he has been asking all of his classmates whether or not they like LEGOS. Only one or two say they do and the others tell him they don’t and they like playing the Wii. He said it makes him feel bad that no one else likes them.

I explained to him that I’ve had a similar experience with feeling bad when others don’t like or feel the same way about something I like. BUT, I have learned that I am choosing to feel this way … And I can choose not to feel this way also.

He said, “That’s so hard, though”. I told him I completely understand and it takes lots and lots of practice to choose not to let it bother you. I said this may help …

The Beauty of All Individual Personalities and Souls

Team TLC Jack-o-Lanterns and Fairy Princess and Charlie Chaplin – Halloween 2018

October 28 2018:

Team TLC jack-o-lanterns … 🎃🎃🎃

Thomas ….

Lillian ….

Camilla …

October 31 2018:

It was a great day for Charlie Chaplin and Princess Fairy Lillian. Whew! And a busy day for this gypsy mama. Now we’re watching our traditional Halloween night movie …. Arsenic & Old Lace.

Thomas participated with a homeschool group for trick-or-treating so that residents at the Monaco Ridge Assisted Living center could hand out candy.

It was an interesting experience as I assume quite a few have varying degrees of Alzheimer’s or dementia. Thomas had a great conversation with one fellow talking about Charlie Chaplin, amongst other talk.

On the way out I found a kindness rock. I’ll perhaps add a little something to it and then drop off at a different location. Fun!!! 🎃👻🧡

Happy 13th Birthday My Dearest Thomas and Thomas and Camilla November 2018 Date Day

November 13 2018:

Happy 13th Birthday to Beautiful Thomas!!!! We’ve opened gifts, then taking Thomas out to lunch.

Next stop was Natural Grocers for a special treat and then to Grassroots Books to pick out a book. Then, home for apple pie topped with French vanilla ice cream.

My Dearest Thomas,

A child called Thomas was born
on this day in 2005.
The child arrived about 9:00 at night;
swimming into a new world.

Incredible joy this one
brought along to share.
Smiling, smiling, smiling
a great deal of the time.

A beautiful baby body,
soft as silk, deep with warmth,
and a perfect fit
in this Mom’s arms and heart.

The Mom’s love and support
for the child, Thomas,
runs as deep and wide
as the Universe and beyond.

What the Mom most wants
Thomas to know in the deepest
recesses of the heart ….

You cannot disappoint me,
You are not here to please me
and do as you think I wish.
You do not have to fear
what I will think.
You cannot disappoint me.

This Mom will support you
always and forever,
beyond even the time in
which she is using this body.
This Mom’s love is not
conditioned on who you be or don’t be,
nor what you do or don’t do.
This Mom trusts you.
This Mom believes in you.
This Mom knows you are worthy
of your heart’s desire.
This Mom apologizes for
conditions not being as you
and she deserve.

You cannot disappoint me.
I will love and support you
always and forever …

Happy 13th Birthday Thomas!

I love YOU!!

Now … Let’s make this the
best day of your life …. So far … xoxo

Camilla – Mom 💚💚💚

Thomas and Camilla October 2018 Date Day

October 29 2018:

Thomas and Camilla October 2018 Date Day:

Lunch Car picnic, with a view. Sushi for Thomas and a GreatFull Gardens half Veghead Sandwich for me.

After eating we spent time chatting with this amazing view.

Then for a beautiful walk down to Bartley Ranch. 💙💙💙

Wild Blueberry and Pumpkin and Boogie Shoes and Latin Harvest

October 14 2018:

So yummy breakfast this morning! Wild blueberry pumpkin pancakes with a side of skillet fried red potatoes and sweet onions, topped with Daiya cheese and a ribbon of ketchup! Incredibly good! 🎃

October 18 2018:

Just got done wearing my Boogie Shoes, Letting it Whip, giving the Best of My Love, and almost Upside Down … That was a FUN dance party!!

Brought back memories of dancing all throughout my life. I love me some dancing! I can totally bust a move! xoxo

Cloud Dancing with the Full Moon – Photo Credit: Me

October 20 2018:

Thank you Reno Buddhist Center’s Moon Rabbit Cafe and all of the volunteers for tonight’s “Pay What You Can” dinner! Latin Harvest Moon Rabbit Cafe Dinner was delicious!

We began with fresh salsa, tortilla chips, and cornbread with Mexican hot chocolate. I absolutely loved the salsa. So good!

Main course of black bean tacos for me and chicken tacos for Thomas, with a side salad and Spanish rice. That was The Best taco I’ve ever had! Yum! Followed by dessert of vegan apple crisp. 🧡🧡🧡

Fairy Dust is in the Air – Get All Three Team TLC Books

November 5 2018:

Fairies and Photography and Acceptance to Zig Zag!!! Sounds like a great trio to me! Lillian’s waving the sparkly, mystic filled wand over them!!

There’s fairy dust in the air for the months of November and December as you can get all three for a magical amount! Let me know …

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Wild n Crazy Ice Cream Flavors and Farewell Swim

September 26 2018:

Thomas and I stopped to get our Icecycle Creamery fix before Alchemist Theatre tonight!!

Oh my gosh!! Pickle flavor! Unfortunately there was only enough for us to taste and find out that we loved it!!! Yummy!! Must go back for that!

I tasted about 4 different flavors and Balsamic Roasted Tomato was one of them. I really didn’t think I would like it. Surprise! Incredibly delicious so that’s what I had.

Thomas had half Roy Rogers and half salted butterscotch.

September 28 2018:

This afternoon Team TLC had a farewell swim in the amazing pool! After this weekend, it’s drained and covered til next spring.

This Pisces girl is going to miss submerging in the water so often. And I know Thomas and Lillian will miss it too.

Deep gratitude for the wet, silky-smooth, hugs and love! I love you water …. til next spring! 💙💦💦 💦 💙

 

The Romano Duo are Back and Celebration

September 20 2018:

After 3 years, The Romano Duo are back! Right back where they lived when first moving to the area in 2004! Dayton!

We are thrilled to have them back in the same state and so close! (Picture from when they left 3 years ago … September 2015) xoxo

September 21 2018:

Lil celebration toast after dinner tonight! The last of Lillian’s birthday cake and goodies that Yvon brought to us from Deventer. Here’s to good news! Here’s to us!!

Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day – Bowers Mansion

September 22 2018:

Free museum day!!! After all these years, Thomas and I finally toured the inside of Bowers Mansion.

(Not Lillian’s thang! She loves the grounds but no interest in seeing the inside.)

Lots and lots of photos to follow as I love the grounds and trees!!

This is a group of accidental photos Thomas took after taking my picture. I think the blurr from the movement looks wonderful!